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BUDWIISER
04-30-2006, 08:31 PM
Ok, how bad is real bad when it comes to axle wrap? I just noticed today that my rear diff has quite a bit to it. Of course, this may have always been the case and I never noticed, or it's gotten worse, which is why I noticed.

Either way around, I suppose I need to do something about it. I just don't know if it's to the point to where I'll start breaking stuff on it, or it will be fine like it is.

Let me know what your experience is so I can figure out if I'm in a bind or not.

Itsmejoe231
04-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Here is a pretty good thread with good discussion about axle wrap. If you have any questions after reading this please feel free to ask.

http://www.zukikrawlers.com/showthread.php?t=564&highlight=axle+wrap

BUDWIISER
05-01-2006, 11:20 AM
Thanks Joe, I did read that thread. The problem is that I don't know how bad my problem is to understand better what I need to do about it.

Hulkzuki
05-01-2006, 11:34 AM
Thanks Joe, I did read that thread. The problem is that I don't know how bad my problem is to understand better what I need to do about it.

How bad is never too bad until you are wheeling one day and bend a leaf spring.

Go look @ Karl's rig in Eddies shop right now and he has a bent leaf spring.

What you need is an anti wrap bar going from the rear axle housing to a shackle or other type mount that will allow the axle to travel but not allow the pininon to move up and down dramatically.

Bottom line is with 33 boggers you need and anti wrap bar and eventually will bend a spring without it even wheeling at the sand pit.

Take it to Eddies shop and for 250-300 he will completely install one for you.
You have to be carefull because it requires welding to the housing. It is very easy to get the stock housing too hot and warp it.

BUDWIISER
05-01-2006, 12:19 PM
Thanks Chris, that's what I was thinking I'm going to need. I'm curious as to how long this has been the issue, but that's something I'll never know. I'm guestimating that I've got about 30 degree wrap going on here. I'll definitely have to make and appt. with the Rock Shop.

I'm thinking if I'm going to have to do that, I might as well go ahead and strech my wheelbase a little while I'm at it. Not sure what that's gonna take, but I'll have to talk to Eddie about that as well.

Zee
05-01-2006, 11:14 PM
http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/ 200.00 and you can do it yourself in a couple hours as long as you still have the stock Zuk axle.
i have it and it works well.No welding so you can transfer it over to another rig or another axle when you mess up the one in the rig now.

http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/images/suzuki/Tractionbar1sami_small.jpg

Itsmejoe231
05-01-2006, 11:21 PM
You have to be carefull because it requires welding to the housing. It is very easy to get the stock housing too hot and warp it.

That is exactly what I did to mine. It got to hot and bent it and then my locker would not work right. It kept poping in and out. I had to remove it and welded the gears until I get another rear housing.

ZukPirate
05-02-2006, 12:38 AM
http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/ 200.00 and you can do it yourself in a couple hours as long as you still have the stock Zuk axle.
i have it and it works well.No welding so you can transfer it over to another rig or another axle when you mess up the one in the rig now.

http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/images/suzuki/Tractionbar1sami_small.jpg

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shouldn't this be on the passenger side of the axle?

BUDWIISER
05-02-2006, 10:05 AM
Thanks for the suggestion Zee, but I'm running on Yota axles.

muskyslayr
05-02-2006, 04:51 PM
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shouldn't this be on the passenger side of the axle?

No, you want the traction bar as close to the center as possible. With the rear punkin offeset to the pass side, you're pretty close to center mounted on the left... I built my own and love it except for the HEIM joints on the shackle...they're too noisy. I replaced one, the one closest to the frame with a spring bushing, it quieted it down alot without limiting motion too much.:happy

HardLuk
05-03-2006, 07:55 PM
I hear you BUDWIISER...I too will be running Toy axles very shortly(centered rear)...What to do, since I have YJs out back???

Anybody have some pics showcasing a clever way around having a non-pass drop rearend????

BUDWIISER
05-04-2006, 10:06 AM
Hardluk, I just don't have the answers. I bought the rig pretty much like it is, as far as the axles, suspension, etc. I know for sure I'm gonna have to get a retension bar on it and I think I'll be fine from there.

purevil71
05-06-2006, 12:10 AM
Found this for Toy axles....

LINK:http://stainlessoffroad.com/offroadstore/pc/viewCat_m.asp?idCategory=509

BUDWIISER
05-11-2006, 12:38 PM
So, I haven't had any time to mess with this in the last couple of weeks. Talking to a buddy of mine last night, I realized that I haven't bothered to walk through the simple things that could cause this. Like, making sure the nuts on the u-bolts are still tight, etc... Man, do I feel like an idiot. Eddie said that if I've been fine all this time, I don't need an axle wrap bar, just need to find out what I broke. So, needless to say, I'll spend some time under my rig to figure out what the deal is. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do it till this weekend, but I might actually be ok.